Subject: Re: Netra t1 105
To: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
From: Sten Spans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/21/2005 11:12:06
On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Sean Davis wrote:
> Hi, I've recently acquired one of these, and I've got a few questions.
> It's a model 105 Netra t1, with an 18 gig (?) Seagate Cheetah Ultra160 SCSI
> drive (sun branded), 440mhz UltraSPARC-IIi, and 512MB ram.
> 1) Is there a Symbios Ultra160 PCI SCSI host adapter that can be used in
> this machine (ie, is OFW bootable?) if not Symbios, I'm open to whatever
> suggestion - as long as OFW can boot from it.
The symbios 875 (uw/40mb) has special support in ofw, it works
even without an ofw rom. Any other scsi card will need to have
an ofw rom. u2w and faster cards are rare/expensive. The two
most common options are Intraserver (895/896, u2w, binary solaris driver),
sun scsi card (u2w and faster isn't that common).
875/u2w is about 20-30$ on ebay,
895/intraserver is quite rare
sun u160 is 500+ $ on ebay.
I'd go with a 875, for a single disk it should be bearable.
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